Wood Buffalo Community Foundation Announces First Call for Grant Applications

(Fort McMurray, AB – July 8, 2018) The Wood Buffalo Community Foundation (WBCF) has up to $250,000 in grant money available for regional charities.

“We’re very excited to be at this point, after a year of building our board and seeking donors for our endowed funds,” said WBCF chair Shelley Powell. “We’ve spent time understanding the community’s needs and put some real thought into how we grant money, and for what purpose.”

For this grant cycle, WBCF is calling for applications from community services that focus on: support to families and individuals; accessibility to appropriate mental wellness supports for youth and young adults; increasing access to parenting programs and supports particularly in rural areas; support for persons experiencing abuse and family violence including abuse against seniors; family counselling for divorce and separation; as well as health services that focus on addictions and mental health.

The deadline for grant applications is September 4th, 2018. Details on the application process can be found on wbcfoundation.ca/community-grant

Powell says the grants committee aims to shortlist the applications by October 31st, and to make final decisions by December.

The WBCF is a registered Canadian charity. Our mission is to enhance quality of life in our region by supporting community members and organizations in building long term, mutually beneficial relationships between donors and grantees. We provide grants to improve and enhance the stability and sustainability of the community.

For more information go to www.wbcfoundation.ca.